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Cannes Film Festival 2015: No Flats Allowed

The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for banning flats on the red carpet.

 

The controversial rule was brought to light when red carpet guards reportedly turned away a film producer, whose left foot is partially amputated, due to her footwear, according to the BBC.

 

Asked about the flats fall-out, A-list star Emily Blunt told Variety: "I think everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn’t wear high heels anymore. That’s just my point of view. I prefer to wear Converse sneakers."

 

Although festival organizers deny heels are a requirement, others have come forward this month on social media. Asif Kapadia, who premiered his documentary on Amy Winehouse in Cannes, said his wife was initially banned (but then "let in") from the carpet.

 

Naturally, #flatgate took off on social media, with film critic Farran Nehme posting a collage of recent actresses - Uma Thurman, Ines de la Fressange and Elizabeth Olsen - in three red-carpet ready flat sandals, as well as a throwback to the original style icon, Audrey Hepburn, in a petite pair of heels. 

 

What do you think? Should flats be banned or applauded at Cannes? Tweet us @CobblerStyle